How might you assist Kirsten to improve her practice through effective reflection? Answer the following questions to provide a reflective practice framework for Kirsten.
What was the nature of the critical incident when Nemanja said that he had done this before? Consider the following categories and decide which is the most appropriate and why, then type your answer in the box below.
This critical incident is predominantly to do with differentiation and group teaching, but also about classroom management of teaching and learning. If Kirsten really knew her learners, then she would have known Nemanja's and others' abilities in this area.
She could also have developed the context further, by eliciting what learners already know about the target language and activity. This is fundamental to activating learners' prior knowledge. Kirsten could also have outlined the whole range of activities for the session, so that learners could see the full challenge within the objectives.
Kirsten's response to Nemanja's objection - that others need to practise - is dismissive of his concerns and learning needs. Kirsten needs to look at strategies for remotivating Nemanja to engage with the activity, rather than risk alienating him further.